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    Beginning to Paint

    I've always had a fear of color but there's no way I'm going to make it as an artist without color. I would really appreciate a nudge in the right direction.

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    All I would say is get yourself a copy of James Gurneys "Imaginative Realism" and his other brilliant book "Colour and Light" everything you need is in those pages. Then its basically just do loads more until you are happy with the result.

    If you are serious about being an artist then I would suggest you stay away from the sylised Manga stuff until you have a solid grasp of anatomy, even stylised stuff needs a solid base in reality to sell it to the viewer.

    Look up Loomis and bridgeman on the internet and practice those anatomy studies until you can do them almost blindfold, other than that matey its just loads of practice, time and hard study.

    All the best with the work mate and welcome to the forum.

    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
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    Thank you so much for the suggestion. I'll definitely check these out.

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    The first is too saturated, in my opinion. Try changing that turning up the contrast, and see if you like it. It's a bit blinding. Keep at it!

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    The irony of the thing is, to get good at color you ought to lern to pint without color first. Color doesn't work without good lighting and values, and to get good at those you should practice painting in black and white first.

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    You're right, it does look better with more contrast. Thanks

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    Thank you, I'll try this.

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